Will Roper, director of theÂ Defense Departmentâs strategic capabilities office, has said SCO is a ânear-termâ part of DoDâs third offset strategy, DoD NewsÂ reported Thursday.
Cheryl PellerinÂ writesÂ Roper said that SCO can introduce modifications to technological capabilities that could potentially pose a disproportionateÂ training burden to U.S. adversaries as land, aerial and maritime domains become obscure.
âWherever we can put a burden that comes down to the human level, I think we get an immediate advantage in the near-term,â Roper told attendees at the Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted third offset conference in Washington.
He noted that the information age calls for the Pentagon to transition from a device-specific department to a data-centric agency, Pellerin reports.
âWe’re in a world that is data-centric and data is going to be the fundamental fuel for national security into the foreseeable future,â Roper added.
Defense Secretary Ashton CarterÂ also attended the CSIS conference and talked about SCOâs development work on a cross-domain technological capability for the Army Tactical Missile System, according to the report.